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Rail Infrastructure 3M™ Scotchkote™ liquid coatings offer long lasting protection against corrosion and other aggressive operating conditions whilst ensuring optimum delivery of reaction to fire performance properties and ambience features for the travelling public.

Bridges, gantries, station roof steelwork, floors, walls, escalators, lifts and trackside equipment can all be protected using Scotchkote liquid coatings.


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Bridges & Gantries Bridges & Gantries

 
     
Bridges & Gantries

Bridges and gantries are valuable and costly to replace. 3M™ Scotchkote™ liquid solutions provide long term corrosion protection, whilst providing an aesthetically pleasing finish for both new build and refurbishment projects. Nowhere is this more evident than in the domain of bridges and gantries where time restraints for line possessions and track closures play a significant part in the overall budget of these projects.

Additional coating features such as surface tolerance and low temperature and moisture tolerant curing reduce even further the overall duration of the coating contract, with no reduction in the anticipated coating durability. Independent testing to RT98 shows an anticipated service life of a minimum of 25 years, when applied to blasted, gingered and manually prepared steelwork. Coatings can also be applied to existing paintwork, as long as it is sound and well adhered.

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Station Roof Steelwork Station Roof Steelwork

 
     
Station Roof Steelwork

New designs in station roofs provide a light and airy atmosphere in modern stations. However, the steelwork supporting these roofs is very often difficult and costly to access and maintain. 3M™ Scotchkote™ liquid coatings provide a long term, highly cost effective solution whilst minimising the length of time costly processes such as scaffolding and encapsulation are needed within a station environment.

Independent testing to RT98 shows an anticipated service life of a minimum of 25 years, when applied to blasted, gingered and manually prepared steelwork.

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Wall Coatings Wall Coatings

 
     
Wall Coatings

Internally, walls have to withstand constant impact, abrasion and cleaning processes which are increasingly complex and demanding from both a hygiene and appearance point of view.

When used in underground station environments they must also meet the stringent Section 12 criteria for reaction to fire performance, including minimised toxic fume emissions, whilst still providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance which projects the quality image required by station owners and operators.

Graffiti, and its removal, costs local authorities, public utilities and other organisations millions every year, however, by using the correct system these costs can be significantly reduced. Surfaces which have been protected by 3M™ Scotchkote™ systems can have graffiti removed using graffiti removal products.

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Line Marking Line Marking

 
     
Line Marking

Passenger safety is always foremost in the minds of station owners and operators. Line marking, whether on station platforms or on step edges, plays a significant part in this safety issue. 3M™ Scotchkote™ liquid coatings provide a fast curing (even in cold, damp conditions) durable line marking solution, enabling a fast return to service, ensuring that the station can be back in service with the minimum disruption to the travelling public. Aggregates can be added to provide slip deterrent properties, whilst the durable properties provide a highly wear resistant coating, with easy clean properties.

Systems are compliant for use in Section 12 locations.

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Escalators and Ancillary Equipment Escalators and Ancillary Equipment

 
     
Escalators and Ancillary Equipment

Steelwork, including the operating and control mechanisms on escalators and lifts, as well as trackside equipment, need long term protection against corrosion, whilst ensuring that the reaction to fire performance requirements are maintained.

During the development of all the 3M™ Scotchkote™ liquid coatings designed for use underground, much attention is given to achieving minimal flame spread, reduced density of smoke and minimising toxic fume emissions under fire attack.

Choosing 3M™ Scotchkote™ products enables operators and OEM companies to provide long term protection, confident that the risk to passenger safety is not compromised.

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